OK Southpaws, it’s time to get exited. Why you ask? Well this post is specially dedicated to all the southpaw looneys out there. That’s right, we’re going to check out the best left handed compound bows on the market at current.
First things first, I really want to address something. In the world of archery or bow hunting, your shooting style should should be chosen by which eye is more dominant, rather then which hand your stronger with. In many cases archers that think their right handed can actually be left handed and vice versa. Here’s a handy video below that will help you confirm which eye is more dominant.
The drama you may have, is if your right handed, but find out your left eye dominant, then your going to have to learn to shoot left handed, or train your right eye to become more dominant.
So, if you think your a southpaw, now may be the time to really confirm. You never know, you might end up coming over to the dark-side.
Before we crack on I also need to address, that most bows manufactured these days also come in a left hand model, but due to the majority of the world being Right hand dominant, most shops won’t actually stock left handed bows.
Now we’ve got that out the road, lets crack on with the top 8 Left handed bows around.
Diamond Archery Infinite Edge Pro
Now, i’ll keep this one pretty short as we have already reviewed this bow as part of our Budget Bows reviews, and it actually met the criteria of coming in under 500 dollars, so it made the post for a review.
This bow is a really sweet little bow, apart from the fact that it comes in a left hand model, the bow has an draw length range of 13-31″ and a draw weight range of 15-70lbs, and comes in at 3.2lbs. Meaning this is probably one of the most versatile bows on the market at the moment.
Where this bow really excels is it’s ability to be a lifetime bow. You really can’t outgrow this thing. I mean, the adjustable ranges are just so much so that you could have this as a youth all the way through til the day you die.
So, what do you get when you purchase the Infinite edge pro?
Well, the bow is a package bow so it comes with all the usual accessories and is ready to hunt.
You get a quiver, bow sight, arrow rest, peep sight, wrist sling and a 5″stabilizer.
There are some down sides though. It’s been noted that users have been a little bit disappointed with the bows ability to hold it’s tune for extended periods of time. This isn’t really that terible though, it’s not like it looses within the day. It’s more so if the bow is left for extended periods of time, which even the best of the best will loose their tune over lengthy periods without being used.
All in all, this is one hell of a bow and well worth every penny that you pay for it, which isn’t even that much.
Diamond Archery Edge Sb-1
Another awsome bow from diamond.
Now at first looks you’d probably be thinking, “this is the same bow” and while they may look similar, the Edge SB-1 has a few differences that set it apart from it’s big brother, the infinite edge pro.
The main difference is the draw length and weight ranges.
In the SB-1 a little bit draw length got sacrificed, coming in at a 15-30″ range. As opposed to the edge pro coming in at 13-31″. This isn’t a great deal though and the extra couple of inches wont phase to many people.
Check this out though. As if the edge pro wasn’t good enough with it’s 15-70lbs draw weight range. The SB-1 has smashed that out of the water dropping another 7lbs. The SB-1 has a draw weight of 7-70lbs. This is madness. The bow could literally be adjusted for a kid to shoot. The draw ranges Diamond are pumping out is just ridiculous.
The Edge SB1 is a little heavier compared to the pro, but not by much, coming in at a total weight of 3.6lbs. This is still exceptionally light, and .4lbs can barely be noticed, even if you were to be stomping all day with this bow.
The bow runs whats know as Binary cam system, made popular by their partner company, bowtech. The cam system provides a more consistent timing, and is said to make tuning easier.
So, whats some other differences between the Edge SB1 and the Edge pro. Well, the SB-1 has a totally different grip, riser, and limb pockets, and personally I believe the Edge SB1 would be an easier bow to tune and set up. All adjustments to the bow are made with just a couple of Allen wrenches, and anybody can do it.
Lads shooting the bow have reported it to be a little on the louder side, but I mean what do you expect with such value for money. There has to be some areas where sacrifices have been made to achieve what they have, and I guess that was one of the areas.
Axle to axle this bow runs in at 31″ and has a brace height of 7″.
The bow is Ready to shoot out of the box, and comes with all the same accessories as it’s predecessor the Edge Pro.
All in all, the Edge SB1 is a bow that literally any hunter regardless of age or build, can afford and use. Thumbs up from me folks.
Bear Archery Cruzer G2
When it comes to bear bows these things have nothing short of sex appeal, their an awsome looking bow and they usually always shoot and feel just as well as they look. Usually though the price point starts to get pretty high when you start going into the well know brand names, but thats not so with the Bear Cruzer G2.
The Cruzer really has bridged the gap between budget bows from lesser known brands, and budget bows from the big brands.
The Cruzer is another compound like the diamond series of bows, where you can quiet literally have this bow as a kid right through your adult years.
The bow has an adjustable draw weight range of 5-70lbs and draw weight of 12-30″. I thought the Edge SB1 was good, but this is next level. Im pretty sure these guys are just playing each other off to see who can go the lowest. I mean, surely they can’t go any lower then 5lbs. That’s next to nothing already.
The Left handed compound bow is pumping arrows out at incredible 315fps. That type of pace is going to put a lot of other bows to shame in it’s class.
With a 70% let off your going to have no drama’s holding full draw at the wall while you line up for a nice steady shot.
Weighing in at 3lbs it takes the cake in it’s class. That is a hell of a light bow, and some would say it might even be a bit to light. Some times a heavier bow can help to steady your shot just that little bit extra, but it’s a trade off. Heavier bow for a steadier shot, or lighter bow to travel more ground to nail that trophy buck.
The bow is ready to hunt out of the box, and comes with all the usual bells and whistles that a bow should have before you can start to play. Accessories are provided from trophy ridge, which is mid range in quality, but certainly gets the job done.
The G2 has a very specific grip design which is unique to bear which helps to reduce hand torque. This is a great little feature as it really helps those starting out to get a natural feel for how a bow should properly be held and released while int he hand.
The only real downside that I see with this bow is your going to have purchase some arrows. The bow doesn’t come with arrows, so you’ll need to purchase a few before you get to tuning.
Bear Archery Approach
Another beautiful bow for the left handers by Bear Archery, we bring you the approach.
First impressions on this bow are that the bow looks superb, it looks like a solid build and something that’s going to give top of the line bows a real run for their money.
Let me give you some specs to back up what i’m saying here.
The bow is launching arrows at a ridiculous 327 feet per second, this is really pushing the limits for a budget bow if I must say so myself. Due to the uniquest cam system, the draw cycle is reported as extremely smooth, with a very light let off and capable of producing accuracy shot after shot.
The bow runs a 55-70lbs adjustable draw weight and 23.5 – 30.5″ draw length. Brace height comes in at 6.25″ and axle to axle at 32″. The bow has a let off of 75%, meaning you’ll have no drama holding at the wall.
The approach comes with dual string suppressors and the shock wave limb dampening system. These two systems work hand in hand with each other at almost completely eliminating vibration after the shot is released, which results in very comfortable shooting shot after shot.
Once again like the Cruzer G2 the approach utelises the power of their unique grip offering shooters a comfortable yet consistent grip that helps to minimize hand torque to the string.
The bow comes with all the usual accessories from trophy ridge making it a ready to hunt package. As I said in the Cruzer G2 review, the accessories aren’t top of the line, but their not at the bottom either.
All in all the bow is a sweet little package for what you pay. Personally I think the bow is a great package for those who want to hunt and start to play with some more top of the line gear. I believe that this is a great transition from the lesser known budget bows into your high quality brand name gear.
PSE Ferocity Compound Bow
PSE has been a favorite for a long time on the bow hunting scene, and for good reason to. They always produce quality gear and at a reasonable price as well.
The PSE Ferocity is no change, and lives up to it’s name.
So lets check out the specs and see what your getting for the price.
I think the first and biggest take away from the new ferocity is it’s the cheapest in the PSE range of bows for 2018. Coming in at $450 for the bare bow the bow doesn’t disappoint on price, or quality.
The Ferocity is part of the evolve series which is well known for their extreme let off’s and smooth draw cycles. They are able to achieve this through unique binary cam system.
Unfortunately this bow is sold as a bare-bow, meaning your going to have to fork out the extra cost and get some accessories. The upside to that though, is that you can have completely custom build that’s unique to your preferences. Most serious hunters in the game today are opting to do the builds themselves, as they find they get a bow that’s better suited to their own individual preferences.
For some starting out in the bow hunting game you might find it all a bit daunting, and going for a RTH (Ready to hunt) or RTS (Ready to shoot) bow package might be a better option.
Like all PSE bows the Ferocity has a beautiful and durable finish, and is available in a range of different camo patterns.
The riser on the ferocity is rather long, but they’ve built the bow in such a way that they’ve maximized riser length while still keeping a reasonable 30.75″ axle to axle length. In times gone passed Long risers usually resulted in long axle to axle lengths, but with modern engineering capabilities, the envelope has been pushed, and resulted in long risers while still being able to maintain reasonable axle lengths.
The riser is made from cast aluminum and the bow comes in at 3.5lbs, which is pretty light. The Ferocity will certainly make a good bow hunting outfit.
The famous split limb system is something PSE have roled with for a long time now, and they really bought this system into the lime light.
The bow has an adjustable draw eight of 60-70lbs, which given other bows in it’s class, there’s not really a great deal of adjustment available. Making it more suitable to those who are probably a bit more advanced and know exactly what they want and need in a bow.
The Bow has an adjustable draw length of 24.5-30″ an is capable of spitting arrows at an IBO of 328fps, which is dang good speed. It also hosts an 80% let off which is really starting to give other budget bows a run for their money. 80% let off is extremely high and something you expect to find in $1000+ bows, so to see it in a bow that class’s as the budget range is a great thing.
All in all the bow is sweet little rig, but is really suited towards those who want to upgrade their hunting outfit but still not have to sell a kidney to pay for it.
Wrapping things up….
So, there you have it south-paws, a special post dedicated just to you guys reviewing the top 5, best left handed compound bows on the market at current. There’s some great choices on this list that cover any lefty from beginner to advanced hunter. The main thing is, is to decide on something, and get out there and start shooting.
Till next time folks,